Topic: I Made It!
Still working on the suede jacket. I mentioned a few technical problem related to sewing the fake suede and how I needed to work them out. Skipped stitches and jams were only part of the problem. It's always important to work out technical issues before sewing the garment so I put the jacket aside for a while I started a small project to hone my fake suede sewing skills. The photo spread for the magazine also included this little bag:
...and the magazine had a small pattern for it in the sewing instructions. It is NOT on the BurdaStyle website, sadly. It was all cut from a measurent chart -cut one piece this big by this big and another this big etc. and the only pattern piece not a rectangle was self drafted. The instructions were sparse but I've made enough bags that this one was a piece of cake. And it was; taking me one afternoon to sew. It's made with the same fake suede as the jacket and it has a funky modern quilt print lining. The pattern didn't require interfacing or batting so it's soft and unstructured. There's a small purse charm with beads and a tassel on it. I did my own version. There was no zipper or snaps so I improvised my onw button and loop closure. And here it is!
My fringe isn't as perfectly cut as theirs because I cut the fringe the night before while watching TV.
Her's the inside. The pattern did have pockets so I added two pockets, one for hair doodles and one for my cell phone. Yoyu can also see the large button and the loop.
And here's a picture of the tassel, dangles, handle rivets and the button.
I worked out ALL my sewing problems with this without having to take apart large long jacket seams. I can apply what I learned to the jacket and in the end I get a cute little cross-body bag. It's not going to hold three tons of stuff, but it will hold enough for an afternoon's outing.
When I am done the jacket I can post a picture along with a few things I learned about sewing microfiber fake suedes.